Summer Holiday Bucket List

One of the good things about being being a teacher is the holidays, although they aren’t quite what they seem. I will inevitable have to go to into work to do bits and bobs, plus lesson planning doesn’t do itself.  However, I will have 6 whole weeks without an alarm clock and 6 whole weeks […]

26 Jul 2017


A huge thank you!

I’ve been writing this blog for around  6 months now and it’s slowly starting to grow and develop! Last week, I was nominated for a Liebster Award – more on that will come in an upcoming post – I was so thrilled! I can’t remember the last time that I was nominated for or won […]

22 Jul 2017


An Open Letter to A Former Friend

This quote is so important right now. It says so much. It’s also very true. Two things you will never have to chase: True friends & true love. Mandy Hale I’ve found that as I’ve got older, my responsibilities have increased. This has inevitably meant that my time for myself, let alone to spend the people […]

3 Jul 2017

Makeup Diaries and Challenges

My Summer No-Buy Challenge

I’m not sure what’s happening to me, I seem to be turning into some sort of domestic goddess. Normally, if ever I’ve had extra money to treat myself it’s always been makeup – I’m not really a clothes person. But lately, I’ve been really focussed on improving my flat and making it more homely. In […]

27 Jun 2017


Mac Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson

It feels like it’s been ages since I’ve written a product review. I’ve spent a while writing a few lifestyle posts; spending quality time with my girls and focussing on my day job. I absolutely promise that I’ve been buying and experimenting, I haven’t given up being a product junkie and it’s fitting that my […]

19 Jun 2017


Why I am celebrating Father’s Day as a Single Mum

This week, I’ve read a lot of social media posts saying that single mothers celebrating Father’s Day is wrong. The reasoning being that it diminishes the role of the father in the lives of our children, and that we, as mothers shouldn’t do it. I hugely believe in the important role that fathers play in the […]

12 Jun 2017

Inspiration and Motivation

5 Quotes To Live By

I write. A lot. So it is no surprise that I love reading. Although I have to be honest, most of what I read nowadays is non-fiction. Selected solely for its purpose to both inspire and educate me. I rarely read fiction –  excluding Julia Donaldson and the Biff, Chip and Kipper series every evening […]

29 May 2017

Health and Fitness

5 Tips for the perfect beauty sleep

As doctors say, prevention is better than cure. They’re right. This theory applies to makeup too. I simply don’t have the time in the morning for the layers of colour correcting and concealing that I would need after a bad night’s sleep. Sleeping well and feeling refreshed is an important part of my routine to […]

15 May 2017